Island destinations are traditionally been considered “Honeymoon Destinations” because of their popularity with honeymooners. Having travelled to many Island destination over the years, let me share my insight into what really makes these islands tick for honeymooners.
Beaches, palm fringed groves, drives, viewpoints all give Islands an exotic character. Honeymooners love long walk on silver sand beaches, sit by a beach front restaurant and get charmed by the exotic character of the Islands
Islands especially in Indian Ocean often have tropical weather and therefore good to travel anytime of the year.
Little preparation and Less Hassle
Islands often are getaways where travellers stay for a week or less. This is perfect time for two individuals to relax, spend some time together and get their life started. There is convenient connection from these islands and they often have a simple Visa process (often Visa on arrival). A First time International travellers are able to procure visas as easily as an experienced International traveller.
Arriving to large hotels, crowded cities with a bagful of things to do, can take honeymooners away from the prime focus of enjoying the togetherness. Contrary to this, Islands offer charming resorts, villas and retreats, often around great views and naturally beautiful surroundings oozing with charm and exclusivity. It offers a great setting, sets the right mood and pace for the honeymoon.
Less Inhibited, Less Complex, Less tiring and totally chilled out
Idea of a honeymoon is for two individuals to understand each other and lay foundation of a happy life ahead. Islands are small and can be easily navigated around. Moving around is less tiring. There are no compelling ideas or experiences to pursue and idea is to just enjoy the togetherness. Islanders are generally chilled out characters and add to the comfort of the honeymooners.
Simple Experiences and setting the tone
Travel itineraries can be hectic leaving very little time to experience togetherness. Islands on the contrary offer simple experiences. A walk on the beach, a short self drive, some watersports, spending time by a bar / cafe and a candle lit dinner, all add to time spend together and go a long way in setting the right tone for times ahead.
Budget and Value for money
Indian marriages can be an expensive affair and budgets for a honeymoon can be limited. Less than a week duration, short direct flights ensure that honeymooners spend most of the budget on hotels and local experiences, thus getting maximum bang for the buck.
Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Reunion, Islands of Thailand, Islands of Indonesia, Islands of Malaysia are some of the examples popular destination for honeymooners
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